Stars and Stripes stripes.com 26 Dec, 2020 11:30 am

Moderna coronavirus vaccine arrives at US bases in Japan for priority inoculations

Moderna coronavirus vaccine arrives at US bases in Japan for priority inoculations
Yokota and Kadena first to report receiving vaccine as 19 more test positive at bases in Japan over three-day span.

Moderna coronavirus vaccine arrives at US bases in Japan for priority inoculations Members of the 374th Medical Group load the first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines onto a cart at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec.Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, headquarters for U.Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, home of the 18th Wing, posted an announcement on Facebook later in the day.The other four are Camp Foster on Okinawa, Yokosuka Naval Base and Camp Zama in Kanagawa prefecture and Misawa Air Base in northeast Japan.

Kadena Air Base reported two new cases Thursday, both individuals identified by mandatory testing while in quarantine due to recent travel outside Japan.Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, 500 miles west of Tokyo, reported three individuals tested positive for the virus, one on Saturday and two on Friday, according to Facebook posts.

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